Across the Fence: I’m a sucker for a saddle
February 10, 2011 M. Timothy Nolting   
Every saddle has a story to tell and I try to listen to every one that speaks to me. Some of them have stories that are very obvious, especially the ones that are hand tooled on the fenders with words like, ‘Rodeo Queen 1995’ or ‘Bulldogging Champion 1977.’ Museums located in many parts of the west often display saddles donated by families of early cowboys and ranchers or perhaps there’s a silver studded saddle that belonged to someone famous. These saddles often have a story that’s easy to pick up on, since it’s generally written out on a card attached to the display. I especially like to listen to the saddles that are a bit more reluctant to speak and you have to coax the story out of them. Most especially I like to listen to the stories of those old saddles made in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

I wish that I had the saddles of my grandfathers, but you may remember when I told of my Grandpa Nolting’s horse barn that burned and he lost all of his horses and tack in the fire. The McClellan that he brought back with him from Ft. Riley and was promised to me, got lost in the shuffle over the years and was sold at his brother-in-laws estate sale. I didn’t even remember it was there until it was too late. My Grandpa Zeek, as I remember, had a beautiful, heavy, black working saddle that sold at auction after his stroke, when he and Grandma had to move to town. I’m hopeful that I’ll be the one chosen to receive my Dad’s saddle. It has stories to tell that I am already very familiar with.

Back in the mid-seventies, after a few years in the brick and concrete canyons of Kansas City I moved to Colorado and spent another several years riding a desk, all decked out in a three-piece suit. When I finally regained my senses and got back to grass and cattle and horses, I bought an old, 1912 high backed, A-fork, double rigged working saddle from an old retired cowboy in Longmont, Colo.

The leather wrap on the horn had been scarred and worn but not completely stripped away. He must have been a cowboy who tied hard and fast. Although the saddle has seen a lot of miles and plenty of wear, it’s still in good shape. Unfortunately it doesn’t fit too many of today’s horses whose backs are broader and withers less narrow that the cow ponies at the turn of the century. Now days it sits on a saddle rack in my office.

My next working saddle was an old Hereford saddle, well broke in but not worn out. It was the first, and only, padded seat saddle I’ve ever owned. I hated to admit that I no longer sat a hard-seated saddle but dang it all, it sure is comfortable. However, time and circumstance were such that I didn’t get to put many miles on the

Hereford, but it’s sitting in barn, covered with an old tarp and waiting.

Along the way, I’ve picked up other old saddles that have caught my eye and wanted to tell me their story. If I were a man of means, I’d have a barn full of old saddles. It seems that they call to me, like a cute little puppy in a pet store window that begs to be taken home.

I’ve brought home a very old, probably early 1870s, high backed, open seat saddle that is beyond its usable life but has plenty of stories to tell. The leather wrap around the horn is completely gone, the work of a dally man. The right side fender and skirt are rubbed thin from the wear of a rifle scabbard. For many, many years,
Levi Strauss and company manufactured their denim jeans with a metal rivet holding together the four corners of material at the crotch.

For almost as many years, cowboys complained about the discomfort of those jeans and schoolteachers complained about the deep scratches they left on the wooden seats of classroom desks. This old saddle has two layers of leather worn down to the tin cover over the tree.

The leather is worn in a half-inch wide, three-inch long scar. No doubt the result of the constant rubbing of rivet on leather. You should hear the stories it tells me about life in the days of the great cattle drives.

I’ve gathered up rawhide-covered saddletrees of all shapes and sizes, with dreams of someday reproducing the saddles that were built over them. My daughter presented me with a very old child’s high backed saddle that was nearly worn out, repaired and used some more. I think that with a little work, it may still be used again. In the meantime, I can look at that saddle and see a little buckaroo, riding beside his dad on a fall gather in the Nebraska sandhills.

This past weekend another saddle caught my eye and begged to tell me its story. We were at an auction in Scottsbluff and it just sat there, staring at me with its forlorn pommel, begging me to take it home. It’s a late 1800s Miles City Montana Saddlery, high backed, double rigged saddle. No doubt it belonged to a dally man as the leather is stripped from the horn. Any saddle made in Miles City, Mont. likely started life between a horse and a cowboy beneath Montana skies. The cowboy who used this saddle must have been a larger than average man. The leather at the top of the cantle is worn almost to the point where the stitching is about to wear through. In fact, at some point it was re-stitched. It takes a pretty good-sized fella to wear the leather down on the top edge of a high back cantle. The left fender has stretched and torn just above the skirt edge and has been reinforced with a leather strip that has also been worn in two. And some day, the old saddle will tell me a story about its days on a west Texas ranch. How do I know?

The scratches on the fenders and the added, hand-made tapaderos tell of mesquite brush and cactus.

However, with a little saddle soap, elbow grease and leather scraps, I plan to bring a bit of renewed life to the old saddle and give it a chance to gather up some new stories to tell.

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513Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
513All Points West: A community on the move
513Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
512Capitol View: Trying times, bright spots at corrections
511Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
511Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
511No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
511News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
511Capitol View: Let the state budget planning, whining begin
510All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
510Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
508Observations Only: The visit
508Teen Voice: My rebellion
508No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
508At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
507Small Business: Group ranks Nebraska among worst for taxes
506Totally Random: Life’s ripples
506Totally Random: My journey, life after living
506No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
506News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
505Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
505Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
505Book review: The Girls – by Emma Cline
504A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
504Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
504Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
503Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
502No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
501Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
501SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
500All Points West: Never far from the trail
500News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
499Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
499No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
498Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
498Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
498No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
498Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
497Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
496At the Monument: Night Sky
495Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
495Reach out for challenges
492No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
492No-Till Notes: The value of water
492Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
491Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
491Building Bridges: Love your enemies
490No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
489Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
489No-til Notes: Changing plans
489Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
488The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
488Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
488From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
487Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
487
487A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
487From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
486Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
486No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
486Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
485Letters to the Editor
485Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
485Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
484For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
484Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
483Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
483At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
483From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
483Squirrel hunting teaches survival skills
482Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
482Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
482Guest Columnist: Nebraska takes more from taxpayers, when compared with other states
481Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
481Teen Voice: Stress test
480Guest Voices…
480News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
479From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
479In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
479News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
478Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
478Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
478From the Hill: Providing Better Health Care for Our Children
475A Small World: Special guest
475Letter to the editor
474Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
474All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
474Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
474VA wrestles with health care system changes
473Totally Random: October, the pink month
473Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
473Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
473Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
472Teen Voice: Equality
472Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
472Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
472Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
472News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
471Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
470View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
470Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
470The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
469Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
469Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
468Lyman Review: Devil calf
468No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
468Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
467Teen Voice: Being a girl
467Teen Voice: Shadow art
467A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
467Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
467Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
467From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
467No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
466Teen Voice: Silence
466No-till Notes: Moving forward
466Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
466From the hill: A Safer Place
465Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
465Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
464Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
464From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
464
464A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
464News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
463Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
463Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
463Prairie Dogs
462From the Hill: More Work Ahead
462Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
462News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
462Washington Report: Keeping government accessible
461Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
461Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
461Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
461Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
460From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
459Teen Voice: The need to get away
459Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
459Teen Voice: The rivalry
459Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
458Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
458A real leaning tree Christmas
457Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
457Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
457Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
456Totally Random: Trusting the fates
455Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
455Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
455Lyman Review: The love goat
455
455Washington Report: A better way to empower Americans
454At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
453Teeing Off: Around the Green
453Healthy: What you believe, you become
453News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
452Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
452In the Hills: Explore the state parks
452Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
451Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
451Totally Random: The Golden Rule
451Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
451Support letters requested for airport
451No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
450From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
450Lyman Review: One mean chicken
450Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
450Teen Voice: Cyber War
450At the Library: March into a good book
450Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
450Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
449In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
449Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
447Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
447At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
447Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
446Lyman Review: Dog fun
446No-Till Notes: Back in the field
445Religious freedom must be protected
445Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
445Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
445From the hill: Keeping America Safe
445From the hill: Healing Our Nation
445From the Capitol: Budget balanced
444From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
444Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
443Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
443Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
443Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
443Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
443Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
443No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
442Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
442At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
442News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
441Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
440Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
439Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
439At the Monument: That old (historic) building
439Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
439Think about manufacturing at polls
438Teen Voice: Serendipity
438Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
437Synchronicity:What brings me back
436Teeing Off: Persistence
436Lyman Review: Branding Time
436Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
435Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
435At the Monument: Art in National Parks
434Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
434Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
434Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
434Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
434Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
434Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
434Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
434Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
433Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
433Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
433Teen Voice: Self-expression
433Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
433Teen Voice: Where is the love?
432Teen Voice: Living within our means
432Nature Notes: Love is in the air
432Their View: Goal post move unfair
431Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
431Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
431Lyman Review: Winter's dog
431Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
430From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
430From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
430Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
430Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
430Support emergency services personnel
430Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
430Creatures of the Night
430Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
430News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
429Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
429Totally Random: Happy Halloween
429Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
429Teen Voice: Inspire me
429What’s really going on with our water?
429Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
429From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
429Capitol View: Throwing stones at a stubborn man
428From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
428Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
428From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
427Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
427Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
427Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
427Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
427Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
427New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
427At the Monument: Museum collections
427Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
426Teen Voice: Catfished
426Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
426Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
426At the Monument: Living History
426Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
426Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
425Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
425Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
425A Small World: Savoring county fair days
425Teen Voice: Footprints
425Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
425Greetings from the State Capitol
425News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
424From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
424At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
424Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
423Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
423Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
423Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
422Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
422In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
422Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
421Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
421Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
421Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
421Teen Voice: Thankful for memories, hard work
420Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
420Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
420Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
419
419Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
418Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
418At the Monument: Where are the animals?
418At the Monument: Junior Rangers
418Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
418From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
417Teen Voice: What is love?
417Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
417Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
417College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
417Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
416Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
416From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
416Teeing Off: Mind Gym
416Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
416View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
416Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
416Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
415Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
415From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
415Completely Different - The magic of spring
415Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
415Totally Random: Where does it go?
415To whom are we thankful?
415Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
415Washington Report: Innovation in agriculture
414Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
414Fourth of July meetings
414In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
414A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
414From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
413Teen Voice: Body image
413In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
413Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
413Creativity dampened by standardized testing
412Rural America and immigration reform
412Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
412News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
411Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
411Website Resources
411At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
411At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
411News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
410Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
410Teen Voice: Remember what you have
410At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
409Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
409Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
409Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
409Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
409Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
408Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
408Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
408Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
408Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
408Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
408Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
408Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
408News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
407Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
407From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
407Teeing Off: The thing about state
407Linked Lives
407Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
406Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
405Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
403Across the Fence: The Pony Express
403Teen Voice: The Other Side
403From the hill: Serving You
402Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
401Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
401In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
401Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
400News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
400News from Lincoln: In praise of Nebraska’s citizens
399A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
398In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
397Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
397A Halloween Story: The scary dream
397Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
397At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
397Be kind through communications
396Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
394News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
389Our View: The elephant in the room
389From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
389In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
388Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
387Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
387Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
386Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
386No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
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384Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
384No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
382News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
381Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
380Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
379News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
379Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
377
376Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
376Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
375A national day of Thanksgiving
375No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
374
374Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
373Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
372Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
372Washington Report: Improving rural air service
370
370Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
368Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
368Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
368News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
368Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
365Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
365From the hill: Stand Up for Life
363A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
363“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
361Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
359Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
358Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
357Jane’s Secret: The Telling
357Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
357From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
356Why parents are important
356Capitol View: Voters to decide death penalty issue
355From the hill: The Year Ahead
354News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
354From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
352Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
351The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
349Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
348Across The Fence: Van Tassell
348Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
345News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
343Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
342Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
342Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
341Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
341No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
340Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
337Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
336Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
336Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
334Washington report: Feeding a world in need
332From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
331 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
330Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
328Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
327From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
327An open letter to Trump supporters
321Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
320The Good Life: All that remains is love
320Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
317From the hill: The PAWS Act
316Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
316Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
316Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
315From the hill: Working for you
314Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
313LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
311Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
311News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
310Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
310No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
309No-Till Notes: 10 tips
308Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
308Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
308No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
307From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
307A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
306Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
306Teen Voice: He’s my dad
305Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
305Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
304From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
302Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
302Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
302From the hill: Giving Thanks
301Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
300Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
300Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
300No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
298No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
297Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
297Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
295Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
295News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
294Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
293Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
292Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
292All Points West: The only stupid question
291From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
290A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
288The Good Life: There is good everywhere
287Teen Voice: Out with homework
286From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
285Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
284News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
284No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
283Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
282 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
281Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
280Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
280A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
279Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
279Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
278Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
277Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
276Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
271Simply October
270No Till Notes: Saying uncle
267From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
266Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
266From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
263A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
259Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
257From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
257Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
256Power of legumes
255At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
254No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
253The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
253Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
252From the hill: Spurring Innovation
252From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
251From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
247No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
247News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
246In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
245Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
245Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
244Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
243Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
242No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
242From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
241Infamy - by Richard Reeves
240From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
238No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
237Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
234No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
232No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
231No Till Notes: Moving Forward
231No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
229Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
228No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
228Torn between now and somewhere down the line
227Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
222A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
221No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
220At the Monument: Find Your Park
218Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
218No-till Notes: Stripper head
218No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
214Achieving your dreams takes work
213No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
212Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
211Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
211The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
209Tumbleweeds on the loose
208No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
207No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
207Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
206No-Till Notes: Water conservation
205No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
205No-Till Notes: Potential
203No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
202No-Till Notes: Observations
201Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
199No Till Notes: Residue levels
198No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
197‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
195No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
193Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
193No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
191At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
190No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
185A mom’s thoughts on social media
183Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
181Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
180No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
178A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
176Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
171At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
170Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
170I love Thanksgiving
166At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
162No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
161Our view: United we can build
153Enjoy the festivities
152Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
152Across the Fence: The War Horse
151Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
151Easter
147Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
147Walkable, bikeable communities
145NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
145Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
144Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
142Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
139At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
139Across the Fence: Armistice Day
136Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
133Teen Voice: America, the great divide
130Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
129Welcome home
127At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
127‘Is there something I can do?’
126At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
121Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
120At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
116Letter to the Editor
114Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
111
103Our View: A failure to communicate
99Letter to the Editor
98Letter to the Editor
94Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
87To The Editor
85Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
55News from Lincoln: It’s your duty to vote
50Capitol View: The election is over, the results are well known
47From the Capitol: Honor Them
41Time to clean up your Facebook friends’ list
36Washington Report: Thanking our veterans
36Stakeholders weigh in on death penalty vote
Most Read News Stories of 2012
8229Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
3853Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
2088Teen Voice: Choosing CHOICES
2044Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
1908The Good Life: A new kind of goal this year
1673Across the Fence: Trails across Nebraska
1659All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
1427A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
1405The Good Life: Thanks for reading
1382The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
1339From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
1338From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
1311All Points West: We’re on the same team
1249Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
1227Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
1189Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
1185Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
1155Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
1154Anno Domini: Memories like starlight
1122Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
1090From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
1083The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
1081Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
1074Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
1070All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
1043Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
1040All Points West: Closing time at the Citizen
1012Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
996Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
976Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
971The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
970Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
961Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
959Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
957All Points West: The energy to do things right
954News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
944No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
920All Points West: Long live great coffee
919Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
898Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
881Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
881Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
876Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
876All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
862Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
852Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
846Curiosity Corner: Ella Lanouette, Beloved pioneer woman
838Teen Voice: DC trip offered a spectrum of humanity
834Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
827Across the Fence: For what do we give thanks?
822Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
821Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
821Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
815All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
811All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
809Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
808Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
805Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
804Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
801Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
798Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
796Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
794Capitol View: Prison inmates and staff, more than just numbers
792No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
791Book Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
787Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
778All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
778Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
775Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
771Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
770All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
769Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
765A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
764Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
764Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
763Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
761All Points West: Having our Park cake, and eating it too
757From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
756Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
750Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
750All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
749Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
748The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
747Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
746Anno Domini: On this remembering day
744Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
743For What it’s Worth: Getting along with family, post election
742Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
742Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
739Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
737Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
737All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
736News from Lincoln: Positive impact of schools, business
734All Points West: Activiate! summit needs your ideas
732Anno Domini: We gather together
731Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
731Teen Voice: Leaving a leader’s legacy
727Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
727All Points West: Rising above ourselves
725Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
721Observations Only : White water
721Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
720Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
714Capitol View: Partisan politics, debates and complaints
714Across the Fence: Ned Dunlap: Kearney’s only Cow Boy
712Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
712All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
712Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
712Washington Report: Working together to fight overreach
711Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
711Observations Only: Gone away
705Capitol View: Death and taxes, perennial issue draws attention
701Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
701Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
701Teen Voice: Ignoring sex in
699Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
696Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
696Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
695Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
692Across The Fence: A day For thanks
691Skeletons, Part XVII: The letter
687Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
685Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
684Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
684Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
683Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
681Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
681Teen Voice: That was intense
680Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
679Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
679Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
679Washington Report: Power of the Purse
679From the hill: “Hello” World
678Teen View: Seasons come and seasons go
676Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
674In My View: Defying disabilities
673Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
671Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
671All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
670Across the Fence: The hand dug well
669Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
669All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
667Across the Fence: Amanda
667Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
662Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
661Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
660Washington: Protecting taxpayers
659Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
659Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
653A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
653Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
653Washington Report: Reining in a lawless EPA
652Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
649Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
649Teen Voice: Learning a second language allows for empathy
648Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
648Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
647Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
647Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
647All Points West: Nation at a crossroads after 9-11
646A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
646Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
646Curiosity Corner: Prince of the prairies, the windmill
645Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
645Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
645Teen View: Attitude of gratitude
644The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
644Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
642A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
642Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
642Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
640Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
640Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
640Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
638Observations Only: Critical thinking
638A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
638Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
637A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
637All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
635A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
635Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
635Teen Voice: A life worth living
634Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
632Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
631Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
631A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
630Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
630Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
629Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
627Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
626Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
626Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
626Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
626Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
625Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
624Observations Only: Sister lost
624Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
623Capitol View: Nebraska Democrats - yes Democrats - making some noise
622The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
622Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
621Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
621Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
621From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
620The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
620Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
620News from Lincoln: Senator celebrates cowboy culture
619The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
619Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
619Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
619Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
619Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
619Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
618Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
618Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
618From the hill: Good Neighbors
618From the hill: Accountability Matters
617Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
617Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
616Observations Only: Going home
616Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
616Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
615Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
615From the hill: Kerrie On
615From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
614Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
613The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
613All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
612Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
612From the Hill: Working for Offutt
611Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
611 Across The Fence: County Fair
610Anno Domin: The backroads of my mind
609All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
609Capitol View: Nebraska has lost another statesman
607Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
607All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
606Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
605Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
604Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
604Our View: Community responsible for kids
604Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
603Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
603Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
603Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
602A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
601The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
600The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
600Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
600Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
600Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
599Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
598All Points West: Led by our tongues
598News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
596Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
595Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
595From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
594Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
594Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
594Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
593Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
593Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
592Observations Only: A day in August
592Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
591Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
591Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
591A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
590Observations Only: Waiting time
589Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
588Observations Only: Good and evil
588A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
588Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
587Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
587Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
587Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
586Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
586The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
586Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
586From the Hill: May in Nebraska
585Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
585Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
584A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
584Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
584Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
584Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
584Teen Voice: Having Faith, the world is beautiful
583The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
583Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
582Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
582Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
582A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
582Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
582Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
582Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
581Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
581Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
580The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
580The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
580Teen Voice: The gift of caring
579The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
579A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
579Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
579Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
579Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
579Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
579From the capitol: A System That Cares
579Curiosity Corner: Black Robe and Horse Creek Treaty
578Observations Only: A matter of paradox
577Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
577No-Till Notes: Looking Back
577Guest Column: Tax reform can add certainty to budget picture
576Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
575Observations Only: Curious things
574The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
574News from Lincoln: Senator addresses aging population
573Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
573Observations Only: The awful truth
573Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
573Observations Only: The vigil
573Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
573Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
572The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
572A Stray Moment: Without a net
572Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
572Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
571A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
571Observations Only: Temptation
571Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
571Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
570Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
570Observations Only: A gift of serenity
570Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
570Observations Only: Reality check
570Observations Only: Final moment
570A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
569Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
569Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
568Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
568History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
568Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
568Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
567Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
567The Good Life: Honoring our pioneer legacy
566The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
566Observations Only: A sad week
566A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
566Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
566Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
566All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
565Observations Only: The last toothpick
565Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
565A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
564A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
564Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
564Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
564Capitol View: It’s that awkward time of year
563Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
563The Good Life: The two different types of business people
563Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
563Observations Only: Saint Marge
562 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
562All Points West: We shall not give into fear
561Observations Only: A fine line
561Observations Only: Indifferent love
561Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
561Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
561Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
561Jack’s Insights – April 2016
561News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
560A Stray Moment: God Knows
560No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
560A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
560Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
560No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
559Observations Only: Uneventful flight
559Observations Only: A matter of matter
559No Till Notes:
558Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
557A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
557Observations Only: Curious things, part II
557Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
557 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
556Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
555Observations Only: The vision
555Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
555Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
555Washington: Mindful of our heroes
554A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
553Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
553Observations Only: Off to the races
553Observations Only: Hog wash
553Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
553Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
552Observations Only: Beginnings
552Observations Only: The shadow of error
552The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
552Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
551Observations Only: Willfulness
551A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
550Observations Only: The need to understand
550Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
549Observations Only: A soul’s journey
549Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
549Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
548Observations Only: The last goodbye
548Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
547Observations Only: Divine prompts
547Observations Only: A good daughter
547A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
546Observations Only: One more time
546Across The Fence: Last Christmas
546Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
546Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
545A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
545Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
545Observations Only: Expect the best
545News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
544Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
544Observations Only: Divine spirit
543Time keeps flowing like a river
543Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
543Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
542From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
541Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
541Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
540Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
540Washington report: Conservative Champions
539In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
538Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
537Teen Voice: To the future
537Why you should visit the zoo in February
536All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
535Teen Voice: Teen slang
535Capitol View: Pay attention to death penalty ballot wording
534Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
533Observations Only: Choices
532Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
532A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
532Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
532News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
531Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
531Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
530From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
529Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
529No Till Notes: Final Stop
527What's the deal with organic milk?
527Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
527Teen Voice: ACTing out
526Observations Only: Journey's end
526A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
526No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
526The Christmas Story
526News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
525No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
525Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
525Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
525Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
524Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
524Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
523From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
523Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
523Golden Spade
522A last look at the Nebraska Zone
521From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
521Capitol View: Someday you can get there from here
520I'm falling for Tumblr?
520Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
520Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
518Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
518News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
516Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
516Letters to the Editor
513Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
513All Points West: A community on the move
513Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
512Capitol View: Trying times, bright spots at corrections
511Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
511Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
511No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
511News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
511Capitol View: Let the state budget planning, whining begin
510All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
510Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
508Observations Only: The visit
508Teen Voice: My rebellion
508No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
508At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
507Small Business: Group ranks Nebraska among worst for taxes
506Totally Random: Life’s ripples
506Totally Random: My journey, life after living
506No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
506News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
505Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
505Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
505Book review: The Girls – by Emma Cline
504A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
504Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
504Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
503Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
502No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
501Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
501SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
500All Points West: Never far from the trail
500News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
499Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
499No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
498Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
498Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
498No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
498Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
497Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
496At the Monument: Night Sky
495Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
495Reach out for challenges
494Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
492Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
492No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
492No-Till Notes: The value of water
492Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
491Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
491Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
491Building Bridges: Love your enemies
490No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
489Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
489Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
489No-til Notes: Changing plans
489Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
488The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
488Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
488From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
487Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
487
487A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
487From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
486Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
486No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
486Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
485Letters to the Editor
485Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
485Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
484For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
484Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
483Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
483At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
483From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
483Squirrel hunting teaches survival skills
482Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
482Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
482Guest Columnist: Nebraska takes more from taxpayers, when compared with other states
481Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
481Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
481Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
481Teen Voice: Stress test
480Guest Voices…
480News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
479From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
479In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
479News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
478Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
478Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
478From the Hill: Providing Better Health Care for Our Children
475A Small World: Special guest
475Letter to the editor
474Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
474All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
474Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
474VA wrestles with health care system changes
473Totally Random: October, the pink month
473Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
473Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
473Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
472Teen Voice: Equality
472Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
472Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
472Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
472News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
471Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
470View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
470Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
470The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
469Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
469Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
468Lyman Review: Devil calf
468No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
468Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
467Teen Voice: Being a girl
467Teen Voice: Shadow art
467A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
467Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
467Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
467From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
467No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
466Teen Voice: Silence
466No-till Notes: Moving forward
466Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
466From the hill: A Safer Place
465Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
465Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
464Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
464From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
464
464A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
464News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
463Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
463Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
463Prairie Dogs
462From the Hill: More Work Ahead
462Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
462News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
462Washington Report: Keeping government accessible
461Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
461Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
461Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
461Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
461Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
460From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
459Teen Voice: The need to get away
459Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
459Teen Voice: The rivalry
459Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
458Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
458Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
458A real leaning tree Christmas
457Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
457Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
457Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
456Totally Random: Trusting the fates
455Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
455Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
455Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
455Lyman Review: The love goat
455
455Washington Report: A better way to empower Americans
454At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
453Teeing Off: Around the Green
453Healthy: What you believe, you become
453News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
452Across the Fence: Building Barns
452Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
452In the Hills: Explore the state parks
452Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
451Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
451Totally Random: The Golden Rule
451Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
451Support letters requested for airport
451No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
450From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
450Lyman Review: One mean chicken
450Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
450Teen Voice: Cyber War
450At the Library: March into a good book
450Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
450Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
449In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
449Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
447Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
447At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
447Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
446Lyman Review: Dog fun
446No-Till Notes: Back in the field
445Religious freedom must be protected
445Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
445Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
445From the hill: Keeping America Safe
445From the hill: Healing Our Nation
445From the Capitol: Budget balanced
444From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
444Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
443Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
443Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
443Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
443Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
443Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
443No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
442Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
442Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
442At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
442News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
441Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
440Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
439Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
439At the Monument: That old (historic) building
439Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
439Think about manufacturing at polls
438Teen Voice: Serendipity
438Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
437Completely Different: It's all in the family
437Synchronicity:What brings me back
436Teeing Off: Persistence
436Lyman Review: Branding Time
436Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
435Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
435Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
435At the Monument: Art in National Parks
434Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
434Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
434Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
434Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
434Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
434Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
434Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
434Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
433Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
433Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
433Teen Voice: Self-expression
433Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
433Teen Voice: Where is the love?
432Teen Voice: Living within our means
432Nature Notes: Love is in the air
432Their View: Goal post move unfair
431Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
431Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
431Lyman Review: Winter's dog
431Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
430From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
430From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
430Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
430Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
430Support emergency services personnel
430Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
430Creatures of the Night
430Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
430News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
429Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
429Totally Random: Happy Halloween
429Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
429Teen Voice: Inspire me
429What’s really going on with our water?
429Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
429From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
429Capitol View: Throwing stones at a stubborn man
428From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
428Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
428From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
427Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
427Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
427Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
427Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
427Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
427New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
427At the Monument: Museum collections
427Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
426Teen Voice: Catfished
426Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
426Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
426At the Monument: Living History
426Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
426Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
425Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
425Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
425A Small World: Savoring county fair days
425Teen Voice: Footprints
425Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
425Greetings from the State Capitol
425News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
424Trash cans
424From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
424At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
424Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
423Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
423Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
423Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
422Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
422In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
422Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
421Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
421Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
421Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
421Teen Voice: Thankful for memories, hard work
420Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
420Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
420Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
419
419Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
418Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
418Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
418At the Monument: Where are the animals?
418At the Monument: Junior Rangers
418Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
418From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
417Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
417Teen Voice: What is love?
417Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
417Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
417College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
417Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
416Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
416From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
416Teeing Off: Mind Gym
416Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
416View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
416Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
416Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
415Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
415From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
415Completely Different - The magic of spring
415Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
415Totally Random: Where does it go?
415To whom are we thankful?
415Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
415Washington Report: Innovation in agriculture
414Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
414Fourth of July meetings
414In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
414A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
414From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
413Teen Voice: Body image
413In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
413Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
413Creativity dampened by standardized testing
412Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
412Rural America and immigration reform
412Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
412News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
411Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
411Website Resources
411At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
411At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
411News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
410Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
410Teen Voice: Remember what you have
410At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
409Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
409Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
409Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
409Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
409Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
408Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
408Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
408Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
408Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
408Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
408Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
408Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
408Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
408News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
407Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
407From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
407Teeing Off: The thing about state
407Linked Lives
407Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
406Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
405Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
403Across the Fence: The Pony Express
403Teen Voice: The Other Side
403From the hill: Serving You
402Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
402Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
401Observations Only : The orphanage
401Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
401In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
401Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
400News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
400News from Lincoln: In praise of Nebraska’s citizens
399A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
398In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
397Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
397A Halloween Story: The scary dream
397Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
397At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
397Be kind through communications
396Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
396Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
394News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
391Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
389Our View: The elephant in the room
389From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
389In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
388A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
388Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
388Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
387Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
387Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
386The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
386Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
386No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
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384Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
384No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
382News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
381Across the fence: Something worth remembering
381It's no surprise
381Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
380Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
379Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
379News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
379Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
377
376Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
376Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
375Observations only : Sisters of the world
375A national day of Thanksgiving
375No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
374
374Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
373Observations Only: A new direction
373Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
372Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
372Washington Report: Improving rural air service
370Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
370
370Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
368The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
368Observations Only: Saturday delight
368Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
368Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
368News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
368Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
365Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
365Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
365Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
365From the hill: Stand Up for Life
364Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
363A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
363“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
362Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
361A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
361Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
359Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
358Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
357Observations Only : Mission accomplished
357Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
357Jane’s Secret: The Telling
357Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
357From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
356Why parents are important
356Capitol View: Voters to decide death penalty issue
355From the hill: The Year Ahead
354News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
354From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
353Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
353Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
352Observations Only - Two ages of man
352Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
351The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
350Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
349A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
349Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
348Across The Fence: Van Tassell
348Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
346Observations Only: The meeting
345News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
344Observations Only: Just around the corner
344Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
343Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
343Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
343Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
342Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
342Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
341Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
341No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
340Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
340Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
337Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
336Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
336Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
336Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
334Washington report: Feeding a world in need
332Age of reason
332From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
331 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
330Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
329Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
328Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
327From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
327An open letter to Trump supporters
326Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
326 Taking a big risk
325Life's curve balls
321Assad’s endgame
321Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
320Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
320Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
320The Good Life: All that remains is love
320Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
318Observations Only: What's in a word?
318Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
317From the hill: The PAWS Act
316Observations Only: The joy of money
316Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
316Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
316Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
315From the hill: Working for you
314Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
313LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
311Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
311News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
310Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
310No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
309Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
309No-Till Notes: 10 tips
308Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
308Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
308No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
307Teen Voice: The more the merrier
307From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
307A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
306Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
306Teen Voice: He’s my dad
305Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
305Observations Only: Blue chip stock
305Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
305Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
304From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
303Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
302The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
302Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
302Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
302From the hill: Giving Thanks
301Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
300Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
300Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
300No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
298No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
297Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
297Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
297Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
297Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
295Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
295A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
295The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
295Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
295News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
294Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
293Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
292The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
292Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
292All Points West: The only stupid question
291From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
290It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
290A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
289SELL-OUT!
289Across the Fence: On The road
288From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
288The Good Life: There is good everywhere
287Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
287Teen Voice: Out with homework
286We need a few good people
286Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
286Observations Only: Extreme measures
286The ghost of Ayn Rand
286Silence please
286From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
285Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
284Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
284News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
284No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
283Observations Only: Together again
283Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
282Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
282Observations Only: Spider adventure
282 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
281Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
281Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
281Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
280A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
280Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
280A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
279Home of the Brave
279Observations Only: Painting a picture
279Observations Only: North Powder
279Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
279Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
278Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
278Observations Only: Giving up
278A Stray Moment: The last time
278Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
277A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
277Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
276Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
276Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
276Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
274From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
274Permission to remember
274A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
271Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
271Observations Only: Sister odyssey
271Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
271Simply October
270No Till Notes: Saying uncle
268Completely Different: Tales from the mat
268Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
268Observations Only: Scourge of violence
267Being a Nebraskan – border to border
267Observations Only: No thank you
267Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
267From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
266Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
266Our view . . .Sports Complex
266The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
266Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
266From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
265Observations Only: Surprises
263Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
263A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
262Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
261Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
260Observations Only: Counting chickens
259Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
257The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
257From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
257A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
257From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
257Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
256Power of legumes
255The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
255At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
254No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
253The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
253Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
252A Small World: Time traveling
252Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
252Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
252From the hill: Spurring Innovation
252From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
251From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
247No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
247News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
246Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
246Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
246In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
245Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
245Completely Different: The Quest
245Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
245Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
244Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
243Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
243Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
242No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
242From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
241Infamy - by Richard Reeves
240From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
239Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
238The zombie apocalypse and you
238No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
237Seeing the works of the master
237Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
236Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
234My mini Pen and me
234No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
232No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
231No Till Notes: Moving Forward
231No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
230Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
229Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
228No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
228Torn between now and somewhere down the line
227Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
224Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
223Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
222Completely Different: Your local government and you
222A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
221No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
220At the Monument: Find Your Park
218Welcome to Gering
218Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
218No-till Notes: Stripper head
218No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
216Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
214Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
214Achieving your dreams takes work
213No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
212Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
212Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
211Do You Tube?
211Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
211The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
209Tumbleweeds on the loose
208No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
207No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
207Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
206Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
206Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
206Economic development update
206Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
206No-Till Notes: Water conservation
205No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
205No-Till Notes: Potential
203Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
203No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
202Our View: Bravo OTD committee
202No-Till Notes: Observations
201Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
199No Till Notes: Residue levels
198No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
197‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
196Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
196Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
195No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
193Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
193No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
191At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
190Social time has important benefits
190No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
185A mom’s thoughts on social media
184Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
183Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
182Letter to the Editor
181Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
180Teen Voice: March Madness
180Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
180Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
180No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
178A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
176Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
174From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
174Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
174Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
171Timing makes perfect
171Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
171At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
170Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
170I love Thanksgiving
169View from the block
169Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
169From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
169Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
168Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
168Teen Voice: Today’s television
166At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
165From the Superintendent’s Desk
162Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
162Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
162No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
161Our view: United we can build
160From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
159Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
159From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
157Practice safe barbecue basics
156Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
154Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
153Enjoy the festivities
152From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
152Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
152Across the Fence: The War Horse
151Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
151Easter
150Our View: Visionaries wanted
148From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
148LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
147Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
147Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
147Walkable, bikeable communities
145NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
145Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
144Teen Voice: Not just another ride
144Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
142Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
141Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
141Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
139At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
139Across the Fence: Armistice Day
136Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
133Teen Voice: America, the great divide
130Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
129Remembering When
129LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
129Welcome home
128From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
128Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
127At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
127‘Is there something I can do?’
126Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
126From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
126At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
125The hills, part 1: Mustangs
125From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
125Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
124The Block
121Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
121Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
120At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
119Teen Voice: The road of hatred
117A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
116Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
116Letter to the Editor
115From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
114Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
112From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
111From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
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110Teen Voice: Happy news
103Our View: A failure to communicate
102From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
99Letter to the Editor
98Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
98Letter to the Editor
96Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
94Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
87To The Editor
85Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
84My Thanksgiving prayer
81Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
73Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
55News from Lincoln: It’s your duty to vote
50Capitol View: The election is over, the results are well known
47From the Capitol: Honor Them
41Time to clean up your Facebook friends’ list
36Washington Report: Thanking our veterans
36Stakeholders weigh in on death penalty vote
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